A body modification fanatic dubbed a “real life demon” has shared his latest procedure which has cost over £5,000: “snake” implants into his arms – but social media users claim he’s “setting a bad example.”
Victor Hugo Peralta regularly hits the headlines due to his controversial look, where he has the Devil’s “666” carved into his scalp, alongside £400 metal horns implanted into his skull.
At aged 13, he recalls getting his first inking with the word “f**k” across the fingers on his left hand and since then, he’s continued with his obsession – claiming 95% of his body is inked.
Victor, 53, has also earned the Guinness World Record title for “most body modifications” (married couple) along with his wife, Gabriela, 52, which they’ve held for 10 years.
Now, in a bid to continue his transformation, the “real life demon” has revealed his latest modification: “snake” arm implants.
“I wanted to modify my original appearance, as I see myself markedly different from other beings,” Victor, a showman, told NeedToKnow.co.uk.
“We are all unique pieces in the game of life and [this] makes me much more original and closer to how I want to look.
“I wasn’t inspired by other people, as unique pieces in each person are totally different with each modification.”
Victor claims the procedure was quick and simple, taking one hour to place six implants into his arms.
Firstly, they began with marking and cutting the designated area, before inserting the silicone implants, draining any fluid and stitching the skin back up.
And he says it didn’t hurt one bit.
The showman, from Argentina, said: “I didn’t suffer because I chose these voluntarily to get the final result.
“I enjoyed it from start to finish – it’s not comparable to the loss of a loved one.”
In a clip, shared on Instagram, which has racked up over 21,000 views and hundreds of likes, he reveals the gory process.
Victor’s arm is shown on a surgical table, as a person in appropriate clothing uses a sharp tool to insert into the skin.
As they wipe away the excess blood, they use a pair of surgical scissors to position the implant.
Then, a flat stick is pushed under the skin with force in a bid to move around the silicone and create the “snake” effect.
Victor can be seen dancing to the background music and appearing unbothered.
Finally, the last silicone implant is shown being placed.
Users have flocked to the comments to share their reactions, with many claiming that he’s setting a “bad example” for others.
“Setting a bad example for the children,” one person said.
Someone else added: “I want to believe that’s what they use some kind of anesthesia for…otherwise it’s not explained.” [sic]
“When I grow up I want to be like Victor,” another user commented, followed by a fire emoji.
One person said: “Is everything ok at home?”
“Peralta always genius,” someone else added. [sic]
In total, the process cost him 6,000 (EUR) (£5,160) to complete and while not everyone has accepted his unique look, he doesn’t care.
He added: “People react in different ways: surprise, curiosity and fear.
“I don’t have time for [negativity], so I only receive beauty from people who accept me as I am.
“My body is my decision and my life is not theirs.”